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U.S. drone strikes resume in Pakistan

Published April 30, 2012

CIA drone missiles hit military targets in Pakistan for the first time in a month Sunday, killing four al-Qaeda members, but heightening tensions with Pakistan, according to the Washington Post. Pakistan...

Trampled by Turtles appear on Letterman

Published April 25, 2012

Folk band Trampled by Turtles appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman Tuesday to play a song from their new album "Stars and Satellites" in their national television debut. (Video appears...

Buffalo Wild Wings to increase wing prices

Published April 25, 2012

Dispatches from bummertown: Buffalo Wild Wings will increase the prices of its chicken wings, according to the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal.  The price jump is due to soaring costs of bone...

Daily Digest: Gingrich to drop out, immigration law goes to court, bombings continue in South Sudan, slow jams

Published April 25, 2012

Here's your Daily Digest for Wednesday, April 25: -After Mitt Romney swept five Republican primaries Tuesday night, it appears Newt Gingrich is preparing to step aside. The Associated Press reports...

Minneapolis police Chief Dolan to retire

Published April 25, 2012

Minneapolis police Chief Tim Dolan will not seek a third term and will retire at the end of the year. Dolan has led the police department since he became acting chief in 2006, and has been in the department...

State primary date change gets blocked in Senate

Published April 23, 2012

 The Minnesota Senate has rejected a proposal to change the date of the statewide primary from August to June, according to the Associated Press. The provision was part of a larger elections bill,...

Minn. high school students OK after emergency landing

Published April 23, 2012

 Students from Southwest High School in Minneapolis are okay after their flight made an emergency landing in New York Sunday night, according to Minnesota Public Radio.  The plane took off from...

Drummer, actor Levon Helm in final stages of cancer

Published April 18, 2012

Levon Helm, the drummer and singer of the classic rock group named simply "The Band," is in the final stages of cancer, according to the Los Angeles Times.  Helm, 71, has battled throat...

Daily Digest: Vikings grow impatient, chess powerhouse in Brooklyn, deformed sea creatures

Published April 18, 2012

 --Even with a major setback Monday, the Vikings are determined to get a stadium bill passed this legislative session. A House committee voted down the Vikings stadium bill Monday night, which may...

Bob Dylan’s “Blood on the Tracks” to become movie

Published April 11, 2012

Bob Dylan's 1975 album "Blood on the Tracks" will be made into a movie, according to the TheWrap.com. The album includes classics like "Tangled Up in Blue," and "Simple Twist...

Zimmerman to be charged in Trayvon Martin killing

Published April 11, 2012

 A special prosecutor plans to charge George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, in the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in late February, according to the Washington Post. It's not...

Daily Digest: Apple sued, Zimmerman lawyers drop out, Springfield location revealed

Published April 11, 2012

 --The U.S. Justice Department has sued Apple and several book publishers, alleging that the colluded to raise e-book prices in 2010, according to the New York Times. The lawsuit stems from an investigation...

Senate passage means voter ID amendment heads to November ballot

Published April 5, 2012

    The Minnesota state Senate passed the contentious voter ID amendment Wednesday 35-29, ensuring that the question will go before voters in November. The House repassed the bill early Wednesday...

Smoking area at Target Field to be abolished

Published April 4, 2012

The designated smoking area outside of Target Field will be abolished, according to Fox 9. Fans could previously leave the stadium, have a smoke, and return to their seats, according to the City Pages....

Daily Digest: Stupid games, fireworks bill not dead, 9/11 suspects to go to trial

Published April 4, 2012

Here's your Daily Digest for Wednesday, April 4:         In the 80s it was Tetris; today it’s Angry Birds. But in one way or another, “stupid games” have been...

Voter ID amendment officially heads to November ballot

Published April 4, 2012

The Minnesota Senate passed the contentious voter ID bill Wednesday 35-29, ensuring that the constitutional amendment question will go before voters in November. The House re-passed the bill early Wednesday...

Legislature to select Sviggum’s board replacement Wednesday

Published March 30, 2012

The replacement for Steve Sviggum on the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents will be chosen next Wednesday. During the floor session Friday, Rep. Bud Nornes, chair of the House’s Higher...

House passes bill that would allow alcohol at TCF Bank Stadium

Published March 30, 2012

The Minnesota House passed a bill Friday that would allow alcohol to be sold in certain areas of TCF Bank Stadium.  The liquor omnibus bill includes a provision to allow alcohol in stadium suites...

Booze bill gets Senate go-ahead

Published March 29, 2012

  The Minnesota Senate approved a bill Wednesday that would allow beer to be sold in certain areas of TCF Bank Stadium. The omnibus liquor bill includes a provision that allows beer to be sold in...

Senate passes bill allowing beer at TCF Bank Stadium

Published March 28, 2012

The Minnesota Senate approved a bill Wednesday that would allow beer to be sold in certain areas of TCF Bank Stadium, according to the Star Tribune.  The omnibus liquor bill includes a provision that...

Daily Digest: Erratic pilot, Dodgers go for $2 billion, children tortured in Syria

Published March 28, 2012

A flight bound for Las Vegas made an emergency landing in Texas after its pilot began acting erratically, according to CNN. The co-pilot noticed the captain’s strange behavior and locked him out...

Multiple fatalities in south-central Minn. plane crash

Published March 21, 2012

A small plane crashed in south-central Minnesota Wednesday, resulting in multiple fatalities, according to the Associated Press. The plane crashed in a field near the city of Glencoe, said McLeod County...

Daily Digest: A snow emergency-free winter, Illinois primary, soccer player comes back to life

Published March 21, 2012

Here's your Daily Digest for Wednesday, March 21: The official start of spring has already come, although it feels like we never had winter. The lack of snowplows and snow emergencies was especially...

Voter ID bill moves to House floor

Published March 19, 2012

The state House Rules and Legislative Administration Committee approved a bill Monday that would put the contentious voter ID amendment on the ballot in November, sending it to the House floor, according...

U law professor’s book gets positive review in New York Times

Published March 19, 2012

University of Minnesota law professor Dale Carpenter's account of the Supreme Court decision that ruled sodomy laws unconstitutional got a glowing review in the New York Times.  "Flagrant...

Body found in Mississippi River near campus

Published March 16, 2012

Authorities discovered a body in the Mississippi River near the Franklin Avenue Bridge Friday. Lisa Kiava, a spokesperson for the Hennepin County sheriff's office, said authorities have been searching...

Sample maps redraw University area ward lines

Published March 8, 2012

  Major changes to Minneapolis City Council wards in the University of Minnesota area could be on the way. The Minneapolis Charter Commission, which handles the redistricting process within the city,...

Daily Digest: Primary math, 9th grade college-seekers, F-bomb dropping police chief

Published March 7, 2012

--Math is not favoring the non-Romneys. Romney won six of the 10 states participating in Super Tuesday primaries and caucuses, with New Gingrich taking Georgia and Rick Santorum winning North Dakota, Oklahoma...

Daily Digest: St. Croix Bridge vote, tornados devastate Midwest, and Valley Girls as pioneers

Published February 29, 2012

--The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Thursday on the controversial St. Croix Bridge proposal, according to the Star Tribune. The $690 million four-lane bridge requires a congressional...

Budget forecast shows $323 million surplus

Published February 29, 2012

The updated state budget forecast, which will be officially released later Wednesday morning, shows that the state will have a $323 million surplus in its current two-year budget, according to Minnesota...

Summit plans $6 million brewery expansion

Published February 27, 2012

Summit Brewing Co. told the Star Tribune Monday that it is planning a $6 million expansion at its brewery in St. Paul. With an increased demand for its beer, "we will be in a world of hurt if (the...

Supreme Court won’t order closure of waterways to slow Asian carp

Published February 27, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday it won’t order the closure of Chicago-area waterways to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes from the Mississippi River, according to the Associated...

Councilman Samuels will run for Hennepin County seat

Published February 27, 2012

Minneapolis City Councilman Don Samuels will run for the soon-to-be vacant Hennepin County Board of Commissioners seat left behind by Mark Stenglein. Samuels made the announcement on his Facebook page...

State Senate passes bill to eliminate teacher seniority

Published February 27, 2012

The Minnesota Senate passed a bill Monday that would eliminate the “last in, first out” policy that determines which teachers are laid off first at K-12 schools. The bill now heads to a conference...

Daily Digest: Two journalists killed in Syria, NDSU mourns, affirmative action

Published February 22, 2012

Here's your Daily Digest for Feb. 22, 2012: Two journalists have been killed in Syria during heavy bombing in the city of Homs, according to Reuters. One journalist, Marie Colvin, was an American working...

Roemer drops Republican candidacy, could seek Americans Elect nomination

Published February 22, 2012

Former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer announced Wednesday that he’s dropping his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination and will instead seek the Reform Party or the Americans Elect nomination. Featured...

Obama touts US manufacturing in visit to Milwaukee

Published February 15, 2012

President Obama called on companies to focus on building jobs in the U.S. Wednesday, touting the success of manufacturing plants that are looking to add jobs in the near future.  In a visit to the...

Daily Digest: Iran threatens embargo, school district still under fire, Linsanity

Published February 15, 2012

In the wake of international sanctions, Iran is threatening to cut off oil from some of its largest buyers, according to the New York Times. The threats come in response to a planned oil embargo by Europe...

Senate committee recommends Pogemiller as higher education director

Published February 9, 2012

The Senate Higher Education Committee unanimously voted Wednesday to recommend former Sen. Larry Pogemiller as Director of the Office of Higher Education. The full Senate must now vote in Pogemiller to...

Daily Digest: Syria in turmoil, finding a lake under Antartica, marshmallow cannon

Published February 8, 2012

Here's your Daily Digest for Feb. 8 Homs, the third largest city in Syria, is in turmoil for the fifth straight day as clahes between pro-government and opposition forces continue, according to the...

Daily Digest: Tea Party gives back, Soul Train creator dies, Facebook goes public

Published February 1, 2012

Several Congressional House Republicans are giving up some of their office budgets to help reduce the deficit, according to GQ. Although it won't amount to much ($1.5 million), the symbolism of the act...

Daily Digest: Aid workers rescued, Apple profits soar, For the Love of Kevin

Published January 25, 2012

-Two kidnapped aid workers were rescued by U.S. special forces in Somalia early Wednesday, according to the Washington Post. An American, 32-year-old Jessica Buchanan, and 60-year-old Poul Hagen Thisted...

Daily Digest: Wisconsin recall, global warming, hunting for bears (from the air)

Published January 18, 2012

Here's your Daily Digest for Wednesday Jan. 18: More than 1 million signatures have been gathered by opponents of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to force a recall election, according to the Star Tribune....

Legislation to create voter ID amendment introduced

Published January 17, 2012

Republican lawmakers introduced legislation Tuesday that would make the contentious voter ID bill a constitutional amendment proposal, according to Minnesota Public Radio. The amendment would require Minnesota...

Regent Sviggum takes job as spokesman for Senate Republican Caucus

Published January 17, 2012

University of Minnesota Regent Steve Sviggum  took a job as the spokesman and executive assistant for the Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus, the party announced Monday night. Sviggum will continue...

Romney wins New Hampshire primary

Published January 11, 2012

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has won the New Hampshire Republican primary, according to the Associated Press. Romney has about 36 percent of the vote with about 26 percent of the precincts reporting....

Vikings: Metrodome site has hidden costs

Published January 10, 2012

Building a new stadium at the Metrodome just became a little more expensive. The hidden costs of building a stadium at the Metrodome will total $67 million, according to a letter...

U professor proposes new invasive species center

Published January 6, 2012

A University of Minnesota professor wants to go to war with invasive species in the state's lakes and rivers.  Peter Sorenson, a professor at the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources...

Schwanke and Dziedzic fight for Senate seat Tuesday

Published January 6, 2012

A whirlwind special election for the vacant state Senate seat will be decided Tuesday, which will bring a new senator to the area that encompasses the University of Minnesota area for the first time in...

Minneapolis fire chief to retire

Published January 4, 2012

Minneapolis Fire Chief Alex Jackson, the first African American to lead the department, has announced his retirement Wednesday after four years at the post. Mayor R.T. Rybak will nominate...

U officials prepare for fall’s influx of students

Published August 10, 2011

With major construction closing one of the main arteries of campus, University of Minnesota officials are preparing safety awareness campaigns and traffic mitigation for the arrival of thousands more students...

Campus Connector driver Joe Filey looks in the rear-view mirror to ensure the rear door is cleared. This fall will mark Fileys fourth year driving on campus.

In training, drivers face long road

Published August 10, 2011

  On a hot summer day last week, Joe Filey navigated through the University of Minnesota campus behind the wheel of a 40-foot Campus Connector bus, skillfully maneuvering tight corners and narrow...

Minneapolis lays off 10 firefighters

Published August 10, 2011

The city of Minneapolis laid off 10 firefighters Tuesday in the wake of state aid cuts from the Legislature, according to the Star Tribune.  Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak warned last week that the...

Study: Minneapolis commuters have it better than others

Published August 5, 2011

Traffic in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area is not nearly as bad as other metro areas across the nation, even if you feel like your slowly wasting your precious time on Earth stuck behind that stop-and-go...

35W bridge memorial vandalized

Published August 3, 2011

Two days after being dedicated, the memorial dedicated to the victims of the Interstate 35W bridge collapse has been vandalized, according to the Star Tribune.  It appears that someone ripped...

Families and friends of I-35W bridge crash victims look at the survivor wall after the dedication ceremony for the Remembrance Garden in Minneapolis.

13 beams to immortalize the tragedy

Published August 3, 2011

Four years to the day, hundreds gathered near the Interstate 35W Bridge on Monday evening to honor those lost and injured in the bridge collapse. Minneapolis opened a new memorial garden across from Gold...

Minneapolis firefighters brace for layoffs

Published August 3, 2011

Facing dwindling financial support from the state, the city of Minneapolis will likely be forced to cut firefighter positions. City officials and the firefighterâÄôs union leaders have been meeting...

Kaler to faculty, staff: We need to pick up the pace

Published August 1, 2011

In a email sent Sunday to faculty and staff, new University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler emphasized the need to "pick up the pace" to meet the challenges of dwindling state support while providing...

Harvard-Washington intersection to close

Published August 1, 2011

The intersection of Harvard Street and Washington Avenue will close Wednesday for continued light-rail construction, the Metropolitan Council announced in a release. It will open again on August 22. Vehicles...

U dental school names interim dean

Published July 27, 2011

The University of MinnesotaâÄôs School of Dentistry named professor and associate dean Judith Buchanan the schoolâÄôs interim dean Wednesday. She will replace Dean Patrick Lloyd, who will...

Price tag, construction make the University’s parking lottery hard sell

Published July 27, 2011

Kelli Hanson had great luck. In four straight semesters, she was one of 2,000 students to win a parking contract on the University of Minnesota campus. Hanson, a junior, thought it was strange that she...

Prospect Park sees opportunity

Published July 27, 2011

  University and Washington avenues will look much different with the Central Corridor light-rail cars running through it. The adjacent neighborhoods will undergo significant change as well, as new...

Special election date for vacant Senate seats announced

Published July 26, 2011

A special election to fill the Minnesota Senate seats left behind by Linda Berglin, DFL-Minneapolis, and Linda Scheid, DFL-Brooklyn Park, will be held October 18, according to Politics in Minnesota. A...

Light-rail construction to shift down Washington Avenue

Published July 22, 2011

Drivers trying to get down Oak Street need to find a new route starting next week. Construction on the Central Corridor light-rail line will shift to the east side of the Oak Street-Washington Avenue intersection...

Norway attacker kills 76, may have had help

Published July 22, 2011

Anders Behring Breivik, the 32-year old Norwegian accused of 76 people in Friday's attacks, told authorities two cells of extremists collaborated with him, the New York Times reported Monday. He is the...

$23 million cut from Minneapolis local govt. aid

Published July 21, 2011

The city of Minneapolis will have to do some financial maneuvering to make up for a $23 million cut in Local Government Aid, Mayor R.T. Rybak announced Thursday. The cut, part of the stateâÄôs...

Bus Driver Gary Merchant drives the Westbound 3 at 3:10 p.m. on Friday.

Transit cuts are avoided in large

Published July 19, 2011

  Twin Cities transit riders got a bit of good news Tuesday night. The Metropolitan Council will avoid hiking bus fares and reducing services on Metro Transit buses thanks to the transportation budget,...

Preparations for U2 concert underway

Published July 18, 2011

TCF Bank Stadium will host its first concert when U2 pays a (delayed) visit Saturday, and the Irish quartet is bringing a few friends. More than 1,700 crew members and 48 trucks will descend on campus...

Gov. Mark Dayton speaks about the government shutdown Thursday at the Humphrey School.

Budget deal in sight, shutdown will end “very soon”

Published July 14, 2011

Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican leaders announced Thursday evening that they had agreed to a budget framework to end the state government shutdown. Asked when the shutdown, now two weeks old, will end,...

Miller-Coors can’t sell during shutdown

Published July 13, 2011

If you're partial to Blue Moon, High Life or any of Miller-Coors' other 37 brands of beer, you may want to stock up.  Because its branding license wasn't renewed before the state government shutdown,...

Commuter bus lines to U at risk

Published July 13, 2011

  Bus routes running to and from the University of Minnesota campus were an important factor to Ian Campbell as he was hunting for apartments in the fall of 2009. Campbell, now a senior, chose to...

Netflix raising prices

Published July 12, 2011

Netflix is raising its rates by 60 percent, the company announced Tuesday according to the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal. Subscribers that want unlimited movies in the mail and streaming on the...

Shutdown could cost Minnesota economy $23 million a week

Published July 8, 2011

Another casualty has been identified on the eighth day of the government shutdown: Minnesota's spending power. Tom Stinson, the state's economist and University of Minnesota professor, told the Washington...

Do you know on-campus bike rules? You should.

Do you know on-campus bike rules? You should.

Published July 6, 2011

ItâÄôs summertime and bikes are on the road in one of the nationâÄôs most bike-friendly cities. With that in mind, University of Minnesota officials are making it a point to enforce bike...

Park board stalls hydroelectric deal

Published July 6, 2011

After a fruitless trip to the Legislature and failed negotiations, plans to build a hydroelectric plant near the St. Anthony Falls have stalled. Crown Hydro LLC has been trying for 12 years to build a...

Mesa Pizza coming to Uptown

Published June 30, 2011

Bar-hoppers in Uptown won't have to go far for a slice of Mesa. Mesa Pizza, the popular pizza shop in Dinkytown, will soon have a new location in Uptown, according to the Southwest Journal. Its Managing...

Minneapolis will receive LGA on time

Published June 29, 2011

Minnesota cities will receive local government aid, after all. Two days after Minneapolis approved legal action to obtain the funding, Chief Ramsey County District Court Judge Kathleen Gearin ordered Wednesday...

Mpls could still get LGA funds if shutdown occurs

Published June 29, 2011

The Minneapolis City Council on Monday unanimously OKâÄôd legal action to obtain local government aid funds in the event of a state shutdown. The city received word last week that the $44 million...

Businesses: Loans still aren’t enough

Published June 29, 2011

With construction on the Central Corridor light-rail line well underway, businesses along the line are getting some assistance from project planners. Last week, businesses were able to apply for forgivable...

Minneapolis to pursue LGA funds

Published June 27, 2011

The Minneapolis City Council unanimously authorized Monday to pursue legal action to obtain local government aid funds in the event of a state government shutdown. The city received word last week that...

Reed elected chair of the Alumni Association

Published June 24, 2011

Dr. Maureen Reed, a former University of Minnesota regent and currently the executive director of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, has been elected the volunteer national chair of the University's Alumni Association,...

House votes to deny Obama authority to continue operations in Libya

Published June 24, 2011

The House voted down a proposal Friday that gives President Obama authority to continue military actions in Libya, according to the Associated Press. The vote was 295-123. But a second measure to limit...

Connor Lynch high fives a passer by Monday while Stormy from Shottyz Pedicab and Bike Repair takes him for a spin in South Minneapolis.

After ‘no’ from Carlson, man cashes in on pedicab market

Published June 22, 2011

Colin McCarty said he was surprised when he didnâÄôt get into the University of MinnesotaâÄôs Carlson School of Management last spring, despite a 33 on the ACT and a litany of extracurricular...

Counterfeit $20 bills used at Sally’s

Published June 22, 2011

Eight counterfeit $20 bills were used at SallyâÄôs Saloon and Eatery on Thursday morning, according to a Minneapolis police report. The Minneapolis Police Department passed the case on to the Secret...

Crime Report: Counterfeit bills caught at Sally’s

Published June 21, 2011

Eight counterfeit $20 bills were used at SallyâÄôs Saloon and Eatery Thursday morning, according to a Minneapolis police report. The Minneapolis Police Department passed the case on to the Secret...

Patio ordinance postponed

Published June 16, 2011

The Minneapolis City Council won't be voting on a controversial ordinance amendment, after all. The amendments, proposed by Ward 10 Councilwoman Meg Tuthill, would have require bar and restaurant owners...

Dayton lists services that should continue in shutdown

Published June 15, 2011

On Wednesday, Gov. Mark Dayton released a list of programs that he thinks should continue in the event of a state government shutdown. Lawmakers have until July 1 to reach a budget deal before a shutdown...

Fraternity may be forced to move

Fraternity may be forced to move

Published June 15, 2011

A fraternity chapter affiliated with the University of Minnesota may be forced to find a new home. The owner of the building that houses Delta Upsilon fraternity, located on Fourth Street near the University...

Push to change Lake Calhoun name stalls

Published June 14, 2011

A proposal to change the name of Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis hit a snag when the Star Tribune reported Tuesday that the Park Board has no power to do so. According to Brian Rice, an attorney for the Park...

Met Council to hold public hearings on potential fare increases

Published June 13, 2011

The Metropolitan Council, which oversees Metro Transit, is considering holding a series of public meetings regarding potential fare increases and service reductions as the result of transit cuts from the...

U professor named to Minn. Board of Teaching

Published June 10, 2011

Lesa Clarkson Covington, a professor in the University of Minnesota's department of curriculum and instruction, was appointed by Gov. Mark Dayton to the Minnesota Board of Teaching Friday, according to...

The Final Countdown: Vikings stadium deal

Published June 9, 2011

Lawmakers involved with a potential Vikings stadium deal said that an agreement needs to come by the end of next week if it's to be part of a special session, according to the Star Tribune. Ted Mondale,...

MnSCU may use tuition, reserves during shutdown

Published June 8, 2011

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System will attempt to use tuition revenue and reserves to operate during a state government shutdown. The board passed the motion during an emergency meeting...

Annie Padovese, left, sips a Surly with Eleni Ayo Caros, center, Lana Hogan, right, and friends Sunday afternoon on the patio at Burrito Loco.

Bar patio ordinance moves one step closer

Published June 8, 2011

Minneapolis business owners are making noise over the City CouncilâÄôs efforts to keep neighborhood bars quiet at night. Ward 10 Councilwoman Meg TuthillâÄôs proposed changes would halt...

Chris Curtiss cuts sausage for her aunt Joan Fredrickson Saturday morning at St Boniface Church. The pancake breakfast fundraiser was hosted by the church for the North East Minneapolis farmers market.

Farmers markets grow in popularity in Minneapolis

Published June 8, 2011

Terry Sias sold her baked goods out of a church parking lot Saturday morning in Northeast Minneapolis. After spending 16 hours in her small St. Louis Park, Minn., kitchen baking brownies and other treats...

Hydroelectric plant negotiations hit snag

Published June 2, 2011

Plans to build a hydroelectric plant on the historic St. Anthony Falls have hit a snag in the past two weeks, which may force the issue back to the legislature.  Crown Hydro has been attempting to...

Humphrey School announces new dean

Published June 1, 2011

The University of Minnesota announced Wednesday that Eric P. Schwartz will be the next dean of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. He will begin as dean October 10. Schwartz will leave his post as the...

Hubert “Skip” Humphrey III cut the birthday cake to celebrate his fathers 100th birthday. Hubert Humphrey celebration was at the Hennepin Country Government Center Plaza on May 26,2011.

Humphrey is still state’s ‘favorite son’

Published June 1, 2011

Hubert H. Humphrey had the perfect personality for public office. The former mayor of Minneapolis, U.S. Senator and vice president under Lyndon B. Johnson was lauded for his tireless work ethic, his compassion...

St. Paul Mayor offers stadium proposal

Published May 25, 2011

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman entered the Vikings stadium debate Wednesday, offering a plan that would keep the team in Minneapolis and retiring the Target Center, according to the Star Tribune. Coleman...

Vikings stadium deal up in the air

Published May 25, 2011

As the clock struck midnight on the Minnesota Legislature on Tuesday, a resolution on a new Minnesota Vikings stadium remained unfinished. A flurry of activity and news reports about a possible stadium...